1 “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.”
Many people may argue that this is referring to Christ – however this would seem impossible on the grounds that the text states that He (Melchisedec) is “without father”. The text also states “but made like unto the Son of God” – it is important to point out that like unto the Son of God is different to The Son of God. Some of these revelations will not be clear to human thinking until we are in the kingdom of heaven. What is revealed is that these verses in Hebrews regarding Melchisedec do not support the theory of a Trinitarian God.
From the below document we can see from Elder George B Starr’s testimony that Sister White asked Elder Baker not to publish his papers in regards to Melchisedec being Gabriel, but rather stated clearly that Melchisedec is the “Holy Spirit” in the form of a human being or High Priest which is in harmony with the rest of Scripture. For the Holy Spirit has taken many forms including a person, when God was walking on the grounds of Avondale(1), in tongues of fire(Acts 2:3), in the wind(John 3:8), as breath from the Saviour(John 20:22), as a dove at Christ’s baptism(Luke 3:22). This shows that the Holy Spirit can take any form that Jehovah chooses. The Bible suggests that the Holy Spirit or “Spirit of God” is synonymous with God’s Presence (Psalms 139:7) therefore we can safely conclude that the Spirit of God at least some degree using our inadequate theological language, His attributes and characteristics and personality shed abroad through His Omnipresent power.
Melchisedec could only be the Holy Spirit when you think of the criteria set forth – no father rules out Christ – being in the presence of Abraham rules out that it could be God(Father) because of John 1:18,(God has not been seen by man) – but the criteria fits the Holy Spirit in that the Spirit of God “Without father - without mother - having neither beginning of days, nor end of life” and “abideth a priest continually” keep in mind that the Holy Spirit is our intercessor! (Romans 8:26)
Manuscript 66, 1899. (From a talk to the students at the Avondale School.)